Blindman Brewing adopts carbon capture and reuse technology

Blindman Brewing, in partnership with Earthly Labs, is the first brewery in Canada to develop a carbon capture and reuse technology for its brewing process. The innovative technology captures CO₂ generated during the fermentation process and reuses it to carbonate the brewery’s beer. The project is being developed in collaboration with Old College and Alberta Machine Intelligence and is estimated to reduce more than 1000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per year by 2025. Successful demonstration could unlock opportunities across a large craft-brew market; there are currently about 130 breweries that could adopt this technology at a similar scale. ERA committed $102,000 to the $200,000 project through its Food, Farming and Forestry Challenge, a $33 million funding competition that supported 17 projects worth a combined value of $107 million.